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U.S. Attorney’s Office
Southern District of Ohio

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, July 26, 2018

Clinton County Man Sentenced to 7 Years in Prison for Child Porn, Gun Charges

CINCINNATI – Floyd Grant Smitty, 30, of Clarksville, Ohio, was sentenced in U.S. District Court to 84 months in prison for possessing both child pornography and a firearm as a convicted felon.

Benjamin C. Glassman, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Ohio, and Steve Francis, Special Agent in Charge, U.S. Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), announced the sentence handed down yesterday afternoon by U.S. District Judge Susan J. Dlott.

According to court documents, Smitty used the Kik messenger app to chat with an individual who had advertised that he was a “dad of a 12yo daughter, love talking to other dads/parents who are playful w. theirs mmmmm.” That individual was actually an undercover officer.

In December 2016, on at least two occasions, Smitty sent the undercover officer videos depicting child pornography. One video included, in part, a female child less than six years old performing oral sex on an adult male.

Smitty was arrested on January 20, 2017. Investigators discovered at that time that Smitty possessed a semiautomatic rifle capable of accepting a large capacity magazine. He possessed the gun after being convicted of a felony crime, namely, aggravated trafficking of methamphetamine.

Smitty pleaded guilty in September 2017 to one count of possessing child pornography and one count of possessing a firearm as a convicted felon.

U.S. Attorney Glassman commended the cooperative investigation by HSI, as well as Assistant United States Attorney Megan Gaffney, who is representing the United States in this case. 

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jennifer.thornton@usdoj.gov
Updated July 26, 2018